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National Summary

Today

Another very warm and humid day. Dry with sunny spells in many areas, however showers will affect parts of west Ulster, Connacht and west Munster this afternoon and evening with the risk of some locally heavy with thunder. Highest temperatures 20 to 26 degrees.

Tonight

Persistent rain will develop over the western half of the country tonight. The rain will extend northeastwards with some locally heavy and thundery bursts. Temperatures not falling below 12 to 16 degrees in light breezes.

Tomorrow

A cloudy start with rain in many places on Saturday morning. The rain locally heavy and thundery. Drier brighter weather will develop over Munster in the afternoon and extend northwards during the course of the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures tomorrow of 15 to 20 degrees, coolest along the western half of the country. Light variable breezes will become moderate to fresh westerly as the rain clears northwards.

Outlook

Saturday night: Thundery rain will clear from Ulster to give a generally dry night with clear spells. Cooler than recently with temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 degrees.Sunday: A dry day with sunny spells. Fresher than recently with highest temperatures just 15 to 20 degrees in light breezes. It will cloud over during the afternoon and evening with perhaps a few showers scattered over Leinster and Munster. Fog patches Sunday night and temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 degrees.Monday: Mainly dry with sunny spells. Cloud building up at times with a few light showers possible. Temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees in light breezes.Tuesday: A band of rain is forecast to cross the country early Tuesday followed by mainly dry weather with sunny spells. Temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in fresh westerly winds.Outlook for second half of next week: Fresh weather with a mixture of sunny intervals and passing showers. Temperatures typically in the mid-teens and in places into the high teens.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East, 14 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

Southeast, 17 Knots, Gust 28 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Southeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1013, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

East-Southeast, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1012, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

East, 13 Knots, Recent rain, 5 Miles, 1010, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Recent rain, 11 Miles, 1009, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

East, 12 Knots, Rain shower, 12 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South, 10 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1011, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Southeast, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1014, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South-Southeast, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1010, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 7 Knots, Wave height not available, 1011, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Southwest, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 2.0 m, 1011, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Friday 12 May 2017 Issued at 0500 Thursday 11 May 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A light, variable airflow covers Ireland as high pressure declines over central Europe. A shallow depression will approach the southeast coast today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Rossan Pt to Belfast Lough

Wind: Mainly southerly force 3 or less, becoming variable or northerly this evening and becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: North to northeast force 3 or less, becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen head to Loop Head to Slyne Head

Wind: Northerly force 3 or less, veering northwesterly force 2 to 4 this afternoon, decreasing force 2 or 3 later this evening, continuing the same overnight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Saturday 13 May 2017: Generally light to moderate variable winds, Scattered showers, some heavy.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Widespread rain with the risk of heavy and thundery downpours for a time on Saturday which may lead to accumulations of 20-30mm.

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